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Taleo Reviews

Updated June 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Nice people, great work environment, Ping Pong, Foos Ball, Flip Flops but great people focused on solving the technical issues at hand (in 8 reviews)

  • Good working ENV , great benefits (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Bought by Oracle and they wanted everyone to move to Silicon Valley (in 3 reviews)

  • Top level management and representation at Jacksonville FL office is non-existent (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Vibrant, fast moving, fast growing company & not for anyone who wanted an easy-going job"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Taleo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers were a very nice and remarkably smart group of people. Still maintained the start up feel, not much red tape, open communication between departments.

    Cons

    Several departments were short-staffed, so they squeezed everything from their employees. This "high productivity" really worked in favor for the executives with a lot of stock, but not so much for those working the long hours.

    Advice to Management

    I wish the focus had been on building a better product, rather than on selling whatever was produced.


  2. "It was an amazing experience with the people and products."

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Taleo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People and innovative products they developed.

    Cons

    Began to have issues with growth and not investing in the right headcount.

    Advice to Management

    Have fun with the $$ from Oracle

  3. "Great company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Taleo full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Taleo is a very friendly environment with great compassion to its employees

    Cons

    Taleo is great, however with oracle you sometimes get lost in the shuffke


  4. "Okay job, needs better service"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Taleo full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The work was very agreeable, the people are good

    Cons

    The service to the customers wasn't that great. I spent a lot of time talking to angry customers.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Very positive experience"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, great market and customers, compelling solutions, good promotion opportunities if you're a top performer, great learning opportunities

    Cons

    Sometimes it appears the company is not as nimble as it can be to compete in the market with aggressive niche players

    Advice to Management

    None, given at the time of this review the change in control to Oracle has occurred and Taleo is now a subsidiary.


  6. "Great experience and introduction into Saas."

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Dublin, CA
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Dublin, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Being acquired by another company.


  7. "No training, no training, no prof management"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great product
    Low price
    Cool logo
    Benefits rock
    Base is good - this is all you will make which is why the SCs transferred from sales.

    Cons

    Management has no experience, especially senior management
    Here are the territories: Nor Cal, So Cal, NY, IL, then ID/Montana/ND/SD, or WA/OR - so you're lucky and make money if you get a major market

    Favoritism - this is embarrassing. One rep hit quota the whole year, and he had 3 territories.

    Mid-market reps average about 50% of quota, so they are broke.

    Advice to Management

    No advice. Mike Gregoire told the company he was not selling the company. How do you fix liars?

  8. "Awesome! Fulfilling and Fun!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging, Great People, Work with lots of cool companies.. but the best pro is you're helping to get people jobs!

    Cons

    Not sure.. ask me later!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing...


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Very Disappointing"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance in Dublin, CA
    Former Employee - Finance in Dublin, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits and work/life balance

    Cons

    Poor Management
    Poor Finanical Systems
    Lack of Direction
    Lack of organizational teamwork

    Advice to Management

    You should value everyone in your organization the same and treat them equally


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Once a great place, now feels like a dead end."

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, Competitive pay, Casual Environment

    Cons

    Forget career growth if you don't work at head quarters in Dublin California. Top level management and representation at Jacksonville FL office is non-existent. It feels like only a matter of time before Taleo shuts down all R and D in Jacksonville FL. Very slow turn around time if you need something from other teams, especially in the QC office.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that relocating all R and D to Silicone Valley is going to come back to bite you. Your top talent is going to get poached or move to other companies, only mediocre will remain. You are pushing away a lot of talent that wants to be here.

    Your a software company, don't outsource the heart of you business!!!


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